Tim Tebow has officially retired from baseball after three seasons and four years with the Mets organization…but he never reached his goal of playing a Major League Baseball regular season game.
Tim Tebow is retiring from professional baseball. https://t.co/9C09gJKK7K
— New York Mets (@Mets) February 18, 2021
Tebow transitioned to baseball after winning a pair of college football national championships and the Heisman Trophy with the University of Florida.
He also had a brief NFL career, playing in 35 games with the Denver Broncos taking the team to the playoffs.
Tebow showed glimpses of potential and qualified for a AA all-star game in 2018 in his best season in the Mets organization.
In three professional seasons, Tebow batted .223/.299/.338 with 107 runs scored, 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 107 RBI and five stolen bases in 287 games.
But injuries largely hampered his 2018 and 2019 seasons. Tebow made it to Triple-A Syracuse in 2019, just one level shy of the MLB level. Tebow’s season was cut short due to injury in 2019 after hitting a putrid .163.
Tebow was set to return to the minors in 2020, but the season was wiped out by the coronavirus.
Spring training is underway here in Florida, unfortunately without the crowd favorite, Tim Tebow.